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Wiley Drops IQ Book After Public Furor

Science  03 May 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5262, pp. 644
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5262.644

Summary

Psychologist Christopher Brand of Edinburgh University got some extensive prepublication publicity for his new book on IQ earlier this month when he made some provocative comments to reporters on race differences in IQ. But the publicity won't help sales: As a result of the furor his remarks touched off, the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, withdrew the book on the eve of publication. Edinburgh University, following student protests and calls for Brand's dismissal, has arranged for an inquiry into his teaching. Meanwhile, Brand's supporters are calling on academics to boycott Wiley.

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